William has been adopted by Tom Oakley, the man he lives with as an
START: When we knew Rachel was goin’ t’have a baby, every month I bought ‘er a new pot of paint. Different colours, like. The ninth one was to be blue if she ‘ad a boy, primrose yellow if it were a girl.
END: I regret that now, Will. All them wasted years. Till you come along. (Putting his hand on William’s shoulder) Better to accept than pretend he never existed.
_For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: David Wood, Goodnight Mister Tom, Samuel French Acting Edition, 2014, pp.98-99 _
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